Stay On Track, On Time & On Budget
With so many fixtures, styles & finishes to choose from, selecting the perfect lighting fixture can seem like a daunting task. The best advice one can follow is to visit a lighting showroom where the sales staff is expertly trained to listen to your ideas and help you make selections that are right for you. Read on to learn how to make the most out of your time at Cardello Lighting.
Take as many measurements as possible for the room you are planning on lighting:
- - Wall lengths
- - Ceiling heights
- - Window and door locations
- - Make note of any permanent fixtures, i.e. cabinets, mantles, etc.
Find out where your outlets and pre-existing electrical sources are, make notes of them in your measurements.
Work the Room
List who and what the room will be used for, identitifying how the space is used will set the tone for how much light you will need. Make note of the wall and furniture colors and amount of natural light the space gets throughout the day.
Start browsing home improvement magazines or websites i.e. Pinterest
to get an idea of what you like. But it's okay if you don't know what you are looking for, we're here to help you figure that out. :)
The Big Picture
Don't forget to snap a few photos of the space, you never know what you may have forgotten to write down and a picture is worth a thousand words. The photos will also help the lighting consultant learn about your personal style and existing home decor. If you are looking to complement a specific color or pattern, be sure to bring along a swatch or fabric sample.
Know Your Limits
Get a rough idea of the budget for your project. The lighting consultant will consider the budget and show you products work with your price range.
Spending extra time planning in the beginning assures that you will get the most out of the space you are in!